Deutscher Ethikrat

Public Hearing | 27.05.2021

International Perspectives on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

On 27 May 2021, a Public Hearing on the “International Perspectives on Pandemic Preparedness and Response” will be held as an online event.

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Bioethics Forum | 24.03.2021

Triage – Prioritising Intensive Care Resources under Pandemic Conditions

On 24 March 2021, a public evening event in the “Bioethics Forum” series took place online on the topic of “Triage – Prioritising Intensive Care Resources under Pandemic Conditions”.

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Public Hearing | 25.02.2021

Artificial Intelligence and Human Machine Interfaces

On 25 February 2021, a Public Hearing on “Artificial Intelligence and Human Machine Interfaces” was held as an online event.

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News | 14.02.2021

Physicist and philosopher Armin Grunwald appointed to the German Ethics Council

Professor Dr. rer. nat. Armin Grunwald is a new member of the German Ethics Council.

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Press Release | 04.02.2021

Special rules for vaccinated people?

On 4 February 2021, the German Ethics Council published its Ad hoc Recommendation “Special Rules for Vaccinated People?”.

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Welcome to the German Ethics Council

The German Ethics Council deals with the great questions of life. With its opinions and recommendations, it provides orientation for society and politics. The members are appointed by the President of the German Bundestag.

The German Ethics Council was constituted on April 11, 2008 on the basis of the Ethics Council Act and succeeded the National Ethics Council established by the Federal Government in 2001. In the first ten years the German Ethics Council published 20 opinions on topics such as anonymous relinquishment, intersexuality, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, genetic diagnostics, patient well-being and Big Data. He has thus earned great recognition as an important and appreciated source of impetus for advising politicians and the general public.




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